Impact of Industrial Action

Despite the industrial action by a number of trades unions on Friday 13th March Foyle College will be operating as normal with a full timetable for all pupils.  Can I ask parents to do their best to make alternative travel arrangements for pupils as this is a vital time of the year for all year groups but especially for the exam classes. 

If we receive any further information about the provision of school buses by Translink we will, of course, pass it on as soon as possible to parents. My thanks to all parents for their help on Friday to minimise the disruption caused to pupils education.

P Allen


Dr McCabe Public Speaking Event

Congratulations to Abbie Nolan, Year 9, who achieved second place in the highly competitive Dr McCabe Public Speaking Event promoting Home Safety. The topic was 'Slips, Skids and Falls', and Abbie delivered an extremely impressive speech. 

Cassy Murphy, also Year 9, was highly commended by the adjudicators.

Well done to both girls!



NWRC Open Day 2015: Thursday 19th March

We will be hosting Open Day 2015 from 2pm - 8pm at all our Campuses:


















Strand Rd & Springtown,


Main Street & Greystone, Limavady;
and Derry Road, Strabane.

We would be grateful if you could advise your contacts about our Open Day and encourage anyone considering full-time study this September to visit between 2pm-8pm on 19th March.

We are running interactive sessions during the event, as part of 'The Skills Show Experience' - click the link below for details & to register attendance.


Have A Go! Schedule for Open Day 2015 at NWRC

Year 14 Finance Talk

Year 14 Finance Talk

Frank Dunleavy, Ulster University's Student Financial Advisor, delivered an informative presentation to our Year 14 pupils this morning. All pupils found the content interesting, and his budgeting advice was most beneficial!

Thank you to Frank for taking time from his busy schedule to address our pupils.


Win With Team Danske


To celebrate Danske Bank’s on-going Schools’ Cup Rugby sponsorship, Danske has some fantastic sports prizes to be won by Discovery Current Account holders and Foyle College in their Win With TEAM Danske prize draw, which includes:-


A chance for pupils aged 11-17 to win £50 sports vouchers. 

Every week from now until 21st June, Danske Bank will be giving 10 lucky winners a £50 voucher to spend in O’Neills,

SS Moore, JD Sport or Podium4Sport.


The more pupils who take part and enter their school name, the more chance our school gets to win 1 of 4 £1000 Sports Bursaries, which could be used for sports kit, training equipment, sports tours or mini-bus.  For example, if 10 pupils enter the draw, our school will be entered into the bursary draw 10 times.


To take part, pupils must first have a Danske Discovery Current Account and then visit


Any pupil who wishes to open a Discovery Account should see one of the Lower Sixth School Bank Advisors or Mrs Eakin.

Spanish film day in Queen’s

A Spanish trip to Queen’s University in Belfast took place on Wednesday 25th February for a Spanish Film presentation and workshop.

The film, Un Franco, 14 Pesetas, directed by and starring Carlos Iglesias, was a heart-warming and ultimately uplifting story of a family who are forced to emigrate from Spain to Switzerland in the 1960s. It depicts life in a post-war, dictatorial Spain, showing the struggle of leaving one's home and adapting to a new country and its culture. The story is based on the director's own boyhood experiences and has won several international film prizes.

The trip was thoroughly enjoyed by pupils, and was a worthwhile opportunity to liaise with other A-level language students and get a feel for language courses at university level.


Bombardier Engineering Apprenticeship

Positions are available on Bombardier Engineering Apprenticeship Programme,
starting in September 2015.
All applicants will work towards attaining NVQ level 3 and BTEC qualifications.
Complete an online application form at: 
Completed application forms must be submitted by Friday 6th March 2015.

NIE apprenticeship

NIE apprenticeship opportunity for any student aged 16 and over from September 2015.
Apply online at
This year NIE are looking for overhead line apprentices.
Applications should be completed by 3.30pm on Friday 27th February 2015. 

History Visits

Year 14 History students visit the school archive to meet the historians who are investigating the 400 year history of our school.

Year 14 History students on their recent visit to Dublin where they toured historical sites relating to the Partition of Ireland A2 module. They are pictured at the First World War memorial gardens.